[ kuh-lat-er-uh l ]
/ kəˈlæt ər əl /
security pledged for the payment of a loan: He gave the bank some stocks and bonds as collateral for the money he borrowed.
- a subordinate or accessory part.
- a side branch, as of a blood vessel or nerve.
- collateral circulation.
a relative descended from the same stock, but in a different line.
accompanying; auxiliary: He received a scholarship and collateral aid.
additional; confirming: collateral evidence; collateral security.
secured by collateral: a collateral loan.
aside from the main subject, course, etc.; secondary: These accomplishments are merely collateral to his primary goal.
descended from the same stock, but in a different line; not lineal: A cousin is a collateral relative.
pertaining to those so descended.
situated at the side: a collateral wing of a house.
situated or running side by side; parallel: collateral ridges of mountains.
Botany. standing side by side.
Origin of collateral
Related formscol·lat·er·al·i·ty [koh-lat-uh-ral-i-tee] /koʊˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/, col·lat·er·al·ness, nouncol·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for collate-rally
/ (kɒˈlætərəl, kə-) /
- security pledged for the repayment of a loan
- (as modifier)a collateral loan
a person, animal, or plant descended from the same ancestor as another but through a different line
situated or running side by side
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
serving to support or corroborate
aside from the main issue
uniting in tendency
Derived Formscollaterally, adverb
Word Origin for collateral
C14: from Medieval Latin collaterālis, from Latin com- together + laterālis of the side, from latus side
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Medicine definitions for collate-rally
[ kə-lăt′ər-əl ]
Indirect, subsidiary, or accessory to the main thing.
Having an ancestor in common but descended from a different line.
A branch of a nerve axon or blood vessel.
A collateral relative.
Related formscol•lat′er•al•ly adv.
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Culture definitions for collate-rally
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